There are 2 ways that grades can be added to the gradebook:

  1. Create manual grade items where grades can be entered directly by the instructor.
  2. Create graded activities or assignments that will transfer grades to the gradebook as those activities are graded. For example these features will automatically transfer grades to the gradebook:
    • Quizzes
    • Rated Forums
    • Upload File Assignments
    • Lessons
    • Workshops

This article describes the process for creating Manual Grade Items. For the process of adding and grading any Moodle activities or assignments, please see documentation for those particular features, since each has a separate manner of creation and grading.


To create manual grade items:

  1. Click the "Gradebook Setup" link in your Administration block on the left side of your course page.

  2. Click on the "Add grade item" button.


  3. Type a name for the item.
  4. Set the point value for the item in the Maximum grade box.


  5. If you already have categories created in your gradebook, you can select the correct one to place the item by clicking the "Show more" link and then selecting the category.
  6. Click the "Save Changes" button.
  7. You will see the new grade item listed in the Gradebook Setup page. You can move it to a different location by clicking the move icon next to its name.


  8. Each manual item can also be edited, deleted, or hidden by clicking the Edit link and then selecting the options there.